Monday, August 26, 2013

Longtime New Orleans Saints PA announcer Jerry Romig calls his last game

After 446 games, longtime New Orleans Saints public address announcer Jerry Romig turned off his microphone at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
For good.
Romig, who has called every Saints home game since 1969, announced the final game of his storied career Friday night, as the Saints beat the Oakland Raiders 28-20 in an exhibition game.               
As Romig prepared for his last call, he grew emotional, fighting back tears as he took reporters down memory lane.
"It's really hard to describe," the 83-year-old Romig said. "It's a long time coming, 44 years. Just being a part of this program and what the Saints mean to this city is hard to describe. What would the city be without the Saints?"

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